Internal Auditor at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Job Description

Internal Auditor

GIZ Internal/ External Vacancy Announcement #009 /2020

GIZ Country Office

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes.


In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 50 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on commission of the Ethiopian government and international donors. GIZ Ethiopia is looking to recruit a qualified candidate as per the details below:


Position:                                Internal Auditor

Place of Work:                      Addis Ababa

Required Candidate:            One

Application deadline:          February 02, 2020



Overall Responsibility: –


To audit systems and processes and assess organizational risks on a continuous basis and recommend corrective actions. Recommend improvement plans to senior management and follow up on the execution of improvement mechanisms. Advise departments and regional units to ensure effective resource utilization and risk mitigation. Conduct internal audits for (co-financed) programs in the GIZ portfolio Ethiopia & Djibouti as control mechanism as well as preparation for external audits. Verify eligibility of costs by ensuring the compliance to donor regulations.


Main tasks (tasks include, but are not limited to):

  • Develop annual internal control plan based on risk assessment and linked to the external audit plan
  • Monitor and assess risks related to non-compliance to policies
  • Provide timely formal audit reports and corrective actions on systems
  • Give in-house advice to programs on adjustments for an adequate preparation of upcoming external audits
  • Conduct any ad-hoc audit or financial investigation assignments as needed
  • Exercise sound judgement and discuss findings with senior management prior to reporting
  • Ensure recommendations of HQ auditors and external auditor reports are acted upon
  • Develop technically accurate and complete documentation of internal control
  • Develop training materials on repeated audit findings, compliance, internal controls
  • Provide technical consultation to GIZ Ethiopia at all levels on underlying risks and policies
  • Comply with GIZ PuR and the GIZ Ethiopia National Personnel Policy including continuous knowledge development regarding GIZ rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards
  • Seek continuous exchange with respective units in HQ to develop our standards appropriately
  • Willingness to travel in the country
  • Perform any other duties as deemed necessary by superior/s

Job Requirements


  • University degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance, or related business field
  • Certification in CPA or CIA or ACCA is a plus

Professional experience

  •  Minimum of 5 years proven experience in internal and external auditing in a recognized international or local audit / consulting companies
  • Knowledge/skills of IT /common computer applications certification / (Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and SAP)
  • Proven knowledge of auditing background, standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations. Perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations
  • Knowledge about donor’s rules and regulations (EU co-financing and other donors)

 Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Good understanding of business processes, to identify risks, and develop/execute audit procedures to asses effectiveness of internal controls to mitigate the risk
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills to prioritize workloads
  • Independently working, proactive and result oriented and as part of a team.
  • Familiarity of fleet monitoring
  • Knowledge of HR law and Ethiopian labor law

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Email:



Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position title ‘Internal Auditor #009’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers. Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

 Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

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